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lead you to a greater understanding
the Advanced Seminar Textbook.
of what is being taught. It contains all
It is designed to be studied in conjuncthe necessary charts for you to fill in, as
tion with the many pages of notes that
well as space for your notes.
you will have taken during the seminar.
One of the most beneficial aids in
this workbook is the list of Scripture This workbook and the textbook that you
verses quoted or referred to during the
will receive on Friday are intended to be
seminar. We recommend that you look
open-ended, allowing for the deeply
them up in your Bible and study them
rewarding experience of searching for
before each session. By using this time
more truths from the inexhaustible
between sessions for extra study, you
pages of Scripture.
will gain a greater understanding of the
material that will be presented during As there will be many notes to take
during the week, we recommend that
the sessions.
you bring additional notepaper with
you to the sessions.

IntroductionMonday

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES FOR MONDAY


The Scripture references on this page are quoted or indirectly referred to
during todays session(s). They are the background for basic points and related
insights. You are encouraged to study these verses before each session as well
as after the seminar is completed.

HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE ATTACKS OF


RELIGIOUS HUMANISM ON PRINCIPLES
Judges 2:22
Matthew 5:13
II Thessalonians 2:1011
Romans 1:25
Genesis 1:1, 26
Colossians 1:1617
Matthew 24:35
II Chronicles 16:9
I Kings 18:21
Romans 1:18
Romans 1:26280
I Corinthians 6:1920
Matthew 5:112
Matthew 5:13
Galatians 6:78
Romans 12:13
Proverbs 19:17
Matthew 6:33
Revelation 11:15
Matthew 7:14
Jeremiah 14:20
I John 1:9
I Peter 4:17
Joshua 24:15
HOW TO BUILD FIVE ASPECTS
OF A DYNAMIC HOME
II Peter 1:410
Deuteronomy 6:7
II Kings 4:810
Luke 14:13
Proverbs 31:1031
Acts 9:39
Exodus 15:26
Matthew 8:1415
Proverbs 6:20, 23
Matthew 22:3740
Proverbs 22:7
Romans 13:8
Genesis 20:16
Psalm 68:5
Deuteronomy 6:59
Psalm 78:47
Galatians 4:13

Scripture ReferencesMonday

II Timothy 1:5; 3:15


Luke 1:44
Proverbs 9:10
Proverbs 8:13
I Corinthians 5:6
Proverbs 4:23
Colossians 2:8
Matthew 24:12
Proverbs 13:20
Psalm 90:12
I Thessalonians 5:19
James 4:4
Psalm 106:3541
Romans 2:15
Matthew 5:28
II Peter 2:14
James 1:8
Romans 1:28
Galatians 6:7
Proverbs 22:8
Leviticus 19:29
Genesis 3:10
Galatians 5:17
Ephesians 5:6
Proverbs 23:3132
Proverbs 23:33
Habakkuk 2:15
Isaiah 5:2223
Proverbs 23:33
Isaiah 5:2223
Proverbs 30:1
Ephesians 5:18
Proverbs 23:35
I Corinthians 6:12
Romans 14:21
Romans 14:2223
Matthew 25:3536
Luke 14:13
Romans 12:13
I Peter 4:9
Isaiah 58:78
Hebrews 13:13
James 1:27
I Corinthians 5:11
II Corinthians 6:14
II Timothy 3:16

Titus 1:1011
II Kings 4:817
Colossians 3:12
I Timothy 6:9
Hebrews 13:2
Titus 2:14
Romans 12:21
Hebrews 10:24
Romans 12:13
II John 1011
I Corinthians 5:11
Psalm 101:6
II Kings 8:16
Exodus 15:26
I Samuel 16:23
James 5:1416
Psalm 90:10
I Corinthians 11:2833
Hebrews 2:1415
John 15:8
I Corinthians 15:54
II Corinthians 12:7
Acts 9:39
HOW TO IDENTIFY AND
CONQUER FIVE GIANTS
Psalm 57:4
Proverbs 5:4; 12:18
Jeremiah 9:8
Proverbs 25:18; 26:18
Romans 3:13
Psalm 140:3
James 3:8
Proverbs 18:21
James 3:6
Proverbs 16:27
I Corinthians 4:12
Proverbs 27:21
Luke 6:26
II Peter 2:14
II Timothy 2:17
I Corinthians 5:67
I Chronicles 20:5
Philippians 3:19
Philippians 4:19
II Corinthians 9:8

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"ALL
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Law
Justice &

Medicine

Character
Principles

Mercy

Grace

Personal

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Church
Disciplines
Standards

Responsibility
Sharing

Gifts

Marriage

Business

No Debt

Life Covenant

No Partners

Rebuilding

Finances
Wisdom
Freedom

Home
Education

Cleansing

Children

Father

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IntroductionMonday

NON-OPTIONAL

PRINCIPLES OF LIFE
BASIC LIFE PRINCIPLES

GOALS

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Non-Optional PrinciplesMonday

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ESSENTIAL CHARACTER QUALITIES


DEMONSTRATED IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST

Character
Principles
Grace

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Truthfulness

Virtue
Purity
Sincerity
Boldness
Persuasiveness
Dependability
Orderliness

Loyalty
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Attentiveness
Cautiousness
Alertness
Initiative
Creativity
Sensitivity
Resourcefulness

Obedience
Responsibility
Consistency
Self-Control
Diligence
Punctuality
Thoroughness
Neatness

Wisdom
Faith
Discernment
Decisiveness
Justice
Thriftiness

Essential Character QualitiesMonday

Dedication
Devotion
Determination
Reverence
Courage
Endurance

Patience
Persistence
Longsuffering
Gentleness
Meekness
Deference
Tolerance
Forgiveness
Compassion
Flexibility
Availability

Gratefulness
Joyfulness
Service
Hospitality
Generosity
Contentment
Enthusiasm
Humility

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THE POWER OF GODS GRACE


Definition of grace (charis):
The desire and power God gives us to do
His willI Corinthians 15:10

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BIBLICAL STANDARDS GROW OUT OF

1. PRINCIPLES
2. CHARACTER
3. GRACE
4. DISCIPLINES
Standards are vital to counteract secular humanism.
. . . When the enemy shall come in like
a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up
a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19).
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Grace

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Scriptural DisciplinesMonday

GODS REWARDS FOR


SCRIPTURAL DISCIPLINES

THE PERMANENCE OF MARRIAGE

Marriage
Life Covenant
Rebuilding

By the First Chief Justice of the Supreme


Court of Texas (1848)
The parties have pledged themselves, not only for their own happiness, but for purposes important to society, to live together during the
term of their natural lives. This engagement is the most solemn and
important of human transactions. It is regarded by all Christian
nations as the basis of civilized society, of sound morals, and of the
domestic affections; and the relations, duties, obligations and consequences flowing from the contract are so important to the peace and
welfare of society, as to have placed it under the control of special
municipal regulations, independent of the will of the parties.
The mutual comfort and happiness of the parties are the principal,
but not the only, objects of the engagement. It is intended also for
the benefit of their common offspring, and is an important element
in the moral order, security and tranquility of civilized society. The
parties cannot dissolve the contract, as they can others, by mutual
consent, and no light or trivial causes should be suffered to effect
its recision. While full effect is to be given to the statute, it should be
remembered that, according to the experience of the most enlightened nations, the happiness of married life greatly depends on its
indissolubility, and that the prospect of easy separation foments
the most frivolous quarrels and disputes into deadly animosities.
Sheffield v. Sheffield, 3 Tex. 79, 8586 (1848)

This is a powerful statement, but there is


one flaw in it. Can you identify the flaw?

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MARRIAGE IS . . .

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Life Covenant

A BLOOD COVENANT
NOT A CONTRACT

Rebuilding

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Cleansing

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Definition of Covenant (Beriyth): A cutting, a compact made by


passing between pieces of fleshGenesis 15:1018

HOW DOES A COVENANT DIFFER


FROM A CONTRACT?
A covenant is based on trust between parties.
A contract is based on distrust.
A covenant is based on unlimited responsibility.
A contract is based on limited liability.
A covenant cannot be broken if new
circumstances occur.
A contract can be voided by mutual consent.

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Standards
Gifts

Marriage
Life Covenant
Rebuilding

Home
Cleansing

Children

THE BRUTAL WAR


AGAINST CHILDREN

5 Functions

Blessing
Strength

Satans Hidden Agenda:


Destroy Godly seedGenesis 3:15
His methods: pornography, divorce,
abortion, sterilization, sodomy . . .
The Goal of Humanistic Medicine:
Controlling human fertility . . . by birth control,
abortion and sterilization . . . people must come to want
fewer children. (The Health Care of Women, McGraw-Hill, 1975)

Five Resulting Reasons Some Women Do Not Want More Children:

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Gods Weapon Against Humanism:
Godly childrenMalachi 2:15
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength
because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the
avenger (Psalm 8:2).
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"ALL
SCRIPTURE"

Law
Justice &

Medicine

Character
Principles

Mercy

Grace

Personal

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Church
Disciplines
Standards

Responsibility

Gifts

Sharing

No Debt

Life Covenant

No Partners

Marriage

Business

Rebuilding

Finances
Wisdom
Freedom

Home
Education
Father

Children

5 Functions

Blessing

Appren-

Cleansing

RECOGNIZING THE FALSE RELIGION


OF SECULAR HUMANISM

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When parents abdicate their God-given responsibility to educate their own sons and
daughters, a curse comes upon their lives. (See Malachi 4:6.) The curse of our day is the religion
of secular humanism, which permeates our entire society.

HUMANIST MANIFESTO (1933)1


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Religious humanists2 regard the universe as selfexisting and not created.3


Humanism believes that man is a part of nature and
that he has emerged as the result of a continuous
process.3
Holding an organic view of life, humanists find that
the traditional dualism of mind and body must be
rejected.

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Humanism recognizes that mans religious culture


and civilization, as clearly depicted by anthropology
and history, are the product of a gradual development
due to his interaction with his natural environment
and with his social heritage. The individual born into
a particular culture is largely molded to that culture.
Humanism asserts that the nature of the universe
depicted by modern science makes unacceptable
any supernatural4 or cosmic guarantees of human
values. . . .4

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We are convinced that the time has passed for


theism, deism, modernism, and several varieties of
new thought.
Religion consists of those actions, purposes, and
experiences which are humanly significant. Nothing
human5 is alien to the religious. . . .
Religious humanism considers the complete realization of human personality5 to be the end of mans life
and seeks its development and fulfillment in the here
and now. . . .5
In place of the old attitudes involved in worship
and prayer the humanist finds his religious emotions
expressed in a heightened sense of personal life5 and
in a cooperative effort to promote social well-being.
It follows that there will be no uniquely religious
emotions and attitudes of the kind hitherto associated
with belief in the supernatural.4

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Man will learn to face the crises of life6 in terms of


his knowledge of their naturalness and probability.
Reasonable and manly attitudes will be fostered by
education and supported by custom. . . .
Believing that religion must work increasingly for joy
in living, religious humanists aim to foster the creative
in man and to encourage achievements that add to
the satisfactions of life.5
Religious humanism maintains that all associations
and institutions exist for the fulfillment of human
life. The intelligent evaluation, transformation, control, and direction of such associations and institutions with a view to the enhancement of human
life is the purposeand programof humanism. Certainly
religious institutions, their ritualistic forms, ecclesiastical methods, and communal activities must be reconstituted as rapidly as experience allows, in order to
function effectively in the modern world.7
The humanists are firmly convinced that existing
acquisitive and profit-motivated society has shown
itself to be inadequate8 and that a radical change in
methods, controls, and motives must be instituted.
A socialized and cooperative economic order must
be established to the end that the equitable distribution of the means of life be possible. The goal of
humanism is a free and universal9 society in which
people voluntarily and intelligently cooperate for the
common good. Humanists demand a shared life in a
shared world.10
We assert that humanism will (a) affirm life rather than
deny it; (b) seek to elicit the possibilities of life, not flee
from it; and (c) endeavor to establish the conditions of
a satisfactory life for all, not merely for the few. . . .

1. These tenets are direct quotes from the Humanist Manifesto,


originally published in the May/June issue of The New
Humanist, 1933 (Vol. 6, No. 3). Underlining ours.
2. Humanism is a religion.
3. The foundation of humanism is evolution.
4. Humanists reject God, the Bible, and Biblical morality.
5. Including any form of sexual perversion.
6. An attempt to minimize death.
7. Open attack on the church and Christians.
8. Opposed to American free enterprise system.
9. One-world government.
10. Socialistic communism.

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THE DECEPTIVE STRATEGY OF SECULAR HUMANISTS


The following material illustrates the inroads and destruction brought about by humanists in this century, eroding the Godly principles upon which this nation was founded and replacing those principles
with The Lie.
. . . They received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall
send them strong delusion, that they should believe a [the] lie (II Thessalonians 2:1011).

TENETS 1, 2, and 3
In education
Humanism is a religion (Torcaso v. Watkins, 367 US 4881961).
Neutral education is impossible. Teaching knowledge without God is the religion of secular humanism.
John Dewey, founder of progressive education, wrote the
1933 Manifesto.
Charles Francis Potter, former honorary president of the
NEA and Manifesto signer, stated, Education is the most
powerful ally of humanism, and every American public
school is a school of humanism.

In the courts
Every legal system must, by its very nature, have a religious
foundation.
Laws legislate morality, either Gods or mans.
Gods laws promote life; humanistic laws promote death.
Humanistic evolution reduces man to a species of animal.
Court cases based on humanism justify killing unborn and
handicapped children and punish doctors and hospitals
which do not cooperate.
The 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion was
based on humanistic reasoning.
New Yorks highest court ruled that its legislature must
determine which human beings are actually persons who are
entitled to live (Byrn v. New York City Health and Hospitals
Corp., 31 N.Y. 2d 194, 335 NYS 2d 390, 393-1972).
Californias Supreme Court ruled that a handicapped child
can sue for being born (Tupin v. Sortini, 31 Cal 3 220-1982).
Parents sued a Sacramento hospital for not informing them
of prenatal tests for brain damage. The courts required the
hospital to pay $900,000 in damages (Tupin v. Sortini).
The Attorney General of Delaware issued an opinion stating
that a doctor who had failed to kill two unborn babies with
lethal saline injections could be sued for criminal malpractice
(Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9, 1979).
Indiana courts, parents, and hospital allowed an unwanted
newborn child to starve to death (Infant Doe v. Bloomington
Indiana Hospital1982).

Marriages and families are being destroyed by liberalization


of divorce laws.
The family is being attacked by childrens rights laws.
Christian parents are being sued for giving their children a
Godly education.

TENETS 7, 8, 9, and 10
With Gods moral standards removed, humanists can justify
adultery, homosexuality, incest, and other forms of perversion. (See Romans 1:2628.)
A church council in Minnesota published a booklet urging
churches to accept homosexuals and lesbians and to
help them celebrate their lifestyle (Minnesota Council of
Churches, Statement on Ministry to and With Gay and
Lesbian Persons, October 1982).
New Yorks highest court ruled that a 32-year-old homosexual man could adopt a 43-year-old homosexual as his
son (Adult Anonymous II, SU NY Sup. Ct. [Asch, J.], July 8,
1982, 452 NYS 2d 198).

TENETS 11, 12, and 13


Rejecting Gods ownership leads man to the pursuit of death.
(See Galatians 6:78.)

Humanistic permissiveness has made suicide the number


one cause of teenage death (Chicago Tribune, May 30,
1982).
Immorality has produced an epidemic of venereal disease
(Herpes II, AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia).
The humanists ultimate, defiant act against God is to
commit suicide.

TENETS 14 and 15
The political goal of religious humanism is a one-world
government controlled by man, not God.
World government requires control of all money; thus,
humanists attack free enterprise, private ownership, and
family or business assets.

TENETS 4, 5, and 6
Humanistic values clarification courses indoctrinate children to reject the authority of God and of their parents.
All traces of Christianity are being removed from public
schools and institutions by the misapplication of the idea of
separation of church and state.

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"ALL
SCRIPTURE"
Character

Medicine

Principles
Grace

Personal

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Church
Disciplines
Standards

Responsibility

Gifts

Sharing

No Debt

Life Covenant

No Partners

Marriage

Business

Rebuilding

Finances
Wisdom
Freedom

Home
Education

Cleansing

Children

Father

Blessing

Appren-

Strength

ticeship

HOW HUMANISM IS CONTROLLING


MODERN MEDICINE

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Structures of Authority

Family

Church

God designed medical


care to be the responsibility
of parents and the Church.
Today the Church is
strangely silent on medical
matters. Thus, Gods people
are being exploited by
humanistic medicine.

Govt.

Satan

Medicine

THE MEDICAL MANDATE GOD GAVE THE CHURCH


The example of Christ, the Great PhysicianMatthew 4:2325
The command to His disciplesMatthew 10:78; Luke 9:12
The command to the seventyLuke 10:89
The instructions to church eldersJames 5:1415
The gift of healings given to the ChurchI Corinthians 12:28
The qualification of a widowI Timothy 5:10

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UNDERSTAND THE SOURCE OF


GODLESS HUMANISM
SATANS TEMPTATION IN GENESIS 3:5
Choosing for ourselves what we think is right and wrong
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

SCRIPTURE

HUMANISM

1. . . . In the day ye eat thereof,


2. . . . your eyes shall be opened,
3. . . . and ye shall be as gods,

4. . . . knowing good and evil.

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